Learn the Terms: Antispasmodic
What is an Antispasmodic?
An antispasmodic is a characteristic of a prescription drug or medication used to relieve an involuntary muscle spasm or contraction, as well as various other medical conditions including overactive bladder, breathing problems, digestive issues, gastrointestinal cramps, movement disorders, and others.
Antispasmodic agents are taken with the intention to soothe the body's tubular organs, especially the intestines, and promote muscle relaxation, although there are a few different varieties of antispasmodic effects. There are pharmaceutical drugs as well as natural remedies available.
Antispasmodic drugs can cause adverse reactions that are known to worsen the condition gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux). Even natural remedies could have side effects; always consult a medical professional before prolonged use of any supplement to treat any condition.
Types of antispasmodics:
Uses for antispasmodics:
- Motion Sickness
- Poisoning caused by medicine
- Painful menstruation
- Runny nose
Natural remedies may be effective in the treatment of various ailments, but you should always consult with your doctor first. If you suspect you may have a health condition or require medical attention, please contact your healthcare provider right away.